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Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will.
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Verb

Infinitive
to bounce

Third person singular
bounc

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to bounce (third-person singular simple present bounc, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To change the direction of motion after hitting an obstacle.
  2. (intransitive) To move quickly up and then down, or vice versa, once or repeatedly.
  3. (transitive) To cause to move quickly up and then down, or vice versa, once or repeatedly.
    He bounced the kid on his knee.
  4. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Of a cheque/check, to be refused by a bank because it is drawn on insufficient funds.
  5. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To leave.
  6. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To have sexual intercourse.
  7. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To attack unexpectedly.
    The squadron was bounced north of the town.
  8. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To turn power off and back on; to reset
    See if it helps to bounce the router.
  9. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) (Of an e-mail message) To return undelivered.

Synonyms

  • (change direction of motion after hitting an obstacle): bounce back, rebound
  • (move quickly up and down): bob

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

Singular
bounce

Plural
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bounce ({{{1}}})
  1. A change of direction of motion after hitting an obstacle.
  2. A movement up and then down (or vice versa), once or repeatedly.
  3. An email return with any error.
  4. The sack, licensing
  5. A bang, boom
  6. A genre of New Orleans music.
  7. (slang, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Drugs.
  8. (slang, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Swagger.
  9. (slang, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A 'good' beat.
  10. (slang, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A talent for leaping.
    Them pro-ballers got bounce!

Synonyms

  • (change of direction of motion after hitting an obstacle): rebound
  • (movement up and down): bob, bobbing (repeated), bouncing (repeated)

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